The Triumph of Liberty
by Jim Powell

A good history of libertarianism arranged in topical sections consisting of 5-6-page chapters describing the lives of individual champions of toleration, free trade, political liberty, and so on. Each chapter stresses the natural rights basis for the individualís principled stand. Some of the people he chose to celebrate are oneís I would not have selected, but he makes the best possible case for each one, and he recognizes their inconsistencies. I learned a lot from this book, and would have learned more if my memory could retain it. It would be worthwhile to re-read this book and to study it. I recommend it highly. (It could use more proof-reading to eliminate typos.) He got me interested in reading the novels of Louis LíAmour.

Year Read: 2004

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